July 6, 2016: Launched in October 2014, the mid-size sedan has been selling like hot cakes since its introduction, thanks to its spacious interior, comfortable cabin, loads of features, powerful engine and fuel efficiency. In June, it stormed into the elite club of cars that have sold more than 1 lakh units in the country. The Ciaz brought in many firsts to the segment and the industry at large. It featured SmartPlay touch-screen infotainment system and diesel SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) technology, which earned it the tag of India’s most fuel-efficient diesel car, with figures reading 28.09kmpl.
Maruti has always been associated with affordable and efficient hatchbacks. However, while this image helped the brand connect with the masses, it didn’t help support models priced around and above the Rs 10 lakh bracket. Now, Maruti has finally managed to break the glass ceiling with the Ciaz. With it, the Indian automaker is targeting the segment leading Honda City. Does it succeed? Read on:
Well equipped for the price. Projector headlamps, 7â Touchscreen, leather seats - the lot!
Massive 510-litre boot.
Value for money. Competitively priced against its rivals.
Fuel efficiency. Diesel hybrid variant is among the most fuel efficient cars in India @ 28.09kmpl.
Generous cabin space. Legroom and shoulder-room amongst the best in the segment.
Both engines offer average performance. Nothing to please the enthusiast.
Few switches and knobs shared with the Swift/Celerio. Takes away from the premium ambience.
Diesel automatic missing from the lineup.
Stand Out Features
SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) - a mild hybrid system is a segment first. Makes the claimed mileage figure possible.
Smartphone like interface on the touchscreen infotainment system. Very easy and intuitive to use.
Maruti Suzuki has played its cards safe, be it with regards to design, the choice of engines or the features on offer.
"The aggressive pricing is the icing on the cake."
Pick the Ciaz if you need nothing else but a comfortable, value for money sedan.
Background & Evolution
The Ciaz replaces the SX4 in the Maruti portfolio. However, it shares no traits other than the diesel engine with the outgoing sedan. The Ciaz is an all new product for Maruti, built from the ground up. The Ciaz diesel got Suzuki’s acclaimed SHVS technology in late 2015. Also, to spice things up, Maruti offers a sporty ‘RS’ bodykit with the sedan as well.
Maruti Suzuki has recently instigated mild hybrid technology for its cars with the new Ciaz SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) which arrives almost a year after the original Ciaz made its Indian debut. It goes beyond Mahindra & Mahindra?s outgoing micro hybrid tech and ventures into the relatively-unexplor...
Maruti Ciaz - First Drive
Things to look forward to in the car: Featuring Maruti’s latest design philosophy. Ciaz looks impressive from both the front and rear. High on interior space especially in case of leg room, both front and rear passengers can be seated comfortably despite being six feet tall. K14 VVT petrol engine on offer alo...
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